Thursday 15 September 2011

78th National Society Exhibition

c4m members Peter Webb and Michael Creasey are currently exhibiting in the 78th Annual Exhibition by the National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers.
Dates14th - 24th September [closed Sunday 18th | closes 4pm Saturday 24th]
Times11am - 6pm | open late thursdays & fridays until 8pm.
LocationThe Menier Gallery
Ground Floor
Menier Chocolate Factory
51 Southwark Street

The National Society was formed in 1930 to meet a growing desire among artists for an annual exhibition in London which would embrace all aspects of art under one roof, without prejudice or favour to anyone.

This legacy has continued as a guide and inspiration to creative artists ever since. The freedom to experiment and explore new media or techniques has created a society that is totally professional while allowing individual artists to realise their full potential.

Members [to name only a few] who have gained worldwide fame include:
Mark Gertler Jack B Yeates L S Lowry
David Bomberg W Russell Flint Henry Moore
Bernard Meninsky William Nicholson Graham Sutherland
C R W Nevinson Frank Dobson Bernard Adams
Some of the above artists' highly acclaimed works were first shown in the National Society's Annual Exhibition, and current members now exhibiting may well gain similar recognition in future years.
The National Society is, therefore, a society that offers a challenge to all creative artists of the highest ability from any school of thought. By its very nature it strives to communicate with the widest possible audience, to excite, interest and involve the public by showing a broad spectrum of contemporary and innovative painting, sculpture and printmaking.

Among the wide range of work included in the exhibition, I was particularly struck by the work of Minne Fry and Norma Silverton.

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